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Grateful Dead Live at War Memorial on 1973-03-31

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Grateful Dead Live at War Memorial on 1973-03-31

Set 1

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
The Race Is On
Mexicali Blues
Box Of Rain
Tennessee Jed
Jack Straw
Big Railroad Blues
El Paso
Row Jimmy
Looks Like Rain
They Love Each Other
Playing In The Band

Set 2

The Promised Land ->
Bertha ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
He's Gone ->
Truckin' ->
Drums ->
The Other One ->
Spanish Jam ->
I Know You Rider
Sugar Magnolia

Casey Jones

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue War Memorial
Location Buffalo, NY

Source SBD > MC > CASS > DAT > CDA > DAW(Bertha) > Audio DVD > DVD Audio Extractor v.3.3.2 (audio files extracted prior to burning to DVD disc) > 24/48 wav > downsampled to 44.1 wav with Wave Lab v.5.00a > dithered to from 24-16 bit depth with Wave Lab UV22 HR Plugin > SBEs fixed with shntool v.2.0.3 (by set) > files rennamed with File Renamer v.1.0.0 > FLAC encoding with FLAC Frontend v.1.7.1 Etree Edition, FLAC v.1.1.2
Transferred by Jay Ashley and Gary Field


Jay's Notes:
Digitally Remastered using a custom built, Dual-DAW, nicknamed Bertha, by Completed on November 9, 2005.

I don't know where I got this show, and unfortunately, there was no text file with it. It does appear to be from the same source as the one on The source on archive is listed as a cassette master. Spectral analysis cleary reveals two analog generations, making this, most likely, a cassette master>>cassette rather than a cassette master source.

There were many rough trasitions between songs, most apparently from the stopping and starting of a tape machine. Most of these transitions were edited to make them less harsh.


Reviewer: enjoy every (dead) sandwich - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 27, 2015
Subject: Feelin' Groovy
Interesting bit labeled Jam after TOO but the really good stuff starts, on this recording at least, on Rider. Beautiful Feelin' Groovy transition typical of China/Riders from this era. But, it's not everyday you see a TOO>Rider, especially with the FG jam.
Reviewer: Go Faster, Get Rounder - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 12, 2014
Subject: Great show, great work
This has got some excellent grooves in it, especially the latter part of the second set.

Excellent job on the clean up too -- it sounds just great -- thanks Jay.
Reviewer: Wrong-way Billy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 1, 2014
Subject: Mind Left Body
No Spanish Jam in the jam out of TOO, but a nice tease (one phrase) of Mind Left Body Jam at 04:35 to 04:45...

Great sound, too.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 19, 2013
Subject: -
I reckon it's a solid show, but hardly mind-blowing. Kind of unusual 2nd set list.
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2010
Subject: 3-31-73
Exellent both in performance and sound quality. Thanks Jay.
Reviewer: wboyers - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2009
Subject: First timers
16 years old, first dead show for me and friend Stiffy--after show we hung around in stands and got to ask Weir why he cut his hair and talk to lesh, too. Every boys dream. The hair_was_a disappointment, believe me.
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 14, 2008
Subject: This May Be From 2nd Gen Cassette
And even with a little tape hiss, this is an omnipresent presentation of the Bertha process.

I had to scrunch down the bass eq's on Jimmy Row because it was making my speakers boil!

How one could produce such an effort from a 2nd gen cass is something that makes me weak in the knees merely considering.

Every song is essentially solid even from the get-go casting itself immortally into the Archipelago and stomach-upped cayman. Ooooh, such strokes! Sure to lure you into a chasm of glee.

In Playing Jerry hits each and every mark going so far down that scaled line that he re-determines space and time. He gets so carried away by his frenzy that he loses himself in the whimsy and flubs lyrics like a vaudevillian on his final stage, but recovers the muse and finishes with a flair. And that carries over into Promised and Bertha.

On Greatest he is just flooring it! Just letting it all go!

The second set blasts on and just doesn't let up. He'sGone>Truckin>Drumz>Space>OtherOne>Spanish>Rider. Ah, just too far flung. Gotta figure he was sporting that Strat and squeezing it and making it spout with Roy Buchanan-like harmonics. It is really just all too much.

This another epic GD performance well-captured by friend and foe alike. Teamwork!

One of the first Saturday night shows without the One More Saturday Night?
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